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Wetheringsett C of E Primary School

It is the smallest of all seeds but when it grows up it is the biggest of all plants. It becomes a tree, so that birds come and make their nests.' Matthew 13:32

Governance and Financial Information

The Governing Body

The role of our Governing Body is:

“to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement”.

 

The Governing Body has three core functions:

 

  1. Setting our school's ethos, vision and long term strategic direction.
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of our school and its pupils.
  3. Overseeing the school's finances and ensuring that money is well spent.

 

A key focus of the Governing Body is on school improvement. The Governing Body agrees the school improvement strategy and monitors and evaluates progress towards the targets that have been set. 

 

The Governing Body is not involved in the day-to-day running and management of the school. This is the job of the headteacher.

 

More information about the role of governors at our school is contained in our brochure, "Becoming a Governor at Wetheringsett C of E Primary School" (see below for downloadable PDF). If you might be interested in becoming a governor, please contact our chair of governors via the school.

 

Our governors are very happy to talk to parents or members of the community about strategic matters relating to the school and / or its role in our wider community. (Operational matters or issues should be referred directly to the Headteacher.)

 

The Governing Body is structured with committees that have responsibilities for different areas, these are 

Personnel and Resources and the Curriculum Committee.

 

Our Chair of Governors Revd Chrissie Smart , may be contacted via the School Office or chrissie.smart@bedfield.suffolk.sch.uk

Meet the Governors

 

Ms Imogen Wallis

Ex Officio

Executive Headteacher

 

Reverend Chrissie Smart

Appointed by DMAT

Chair of Governors

Specific responsibilities; Foundation Governor, Children in Care and RE

Term of office 4 years

Date of appointment 01/11/2021

 

Mr Alister Gourlay

Appointed by DMAT

Foundation Governor

Specific responsibilities: Curriculum and Standards

Term of office 4 years

Date of appointment 11/03/2022

 

Emma Morris

Appointed by DMAT

Foundation Governor

Specific responsibilities; Training Link Governor, SIAMS

Term of office 4 years

Date of appointment 01/09/2020

 

Mrs Angela Harvey-Soanes

Parent Governor

Specific responsibilities: Website compliance, Wellbeing, GDPR

Term of office 4 years

Date of appointment 07/02/2023

 

Dr Nicola Mackay

Parent Governor

Specific responsibilities; Named Safeguarding Training

Term of office 4 years

Date of appointment 14/12/2020

 

Mrs Janine Wright

Parent Governor

Specific responsibilities; Finance, Health and Safety

Term of office 4 years

Date of appointment 01/01/2023

 

Ms Debra Pritchard

Co-opted Governor

Specific responsibilities: SEND

Term of office 4 years

Date of appointment 17/10/2022

 

Mrs Samantha Sheeran

Head of School Wetheringsett

Staff Governor

 

Mrs Vicki Langford

 

Head of School Bedfield

Staff Governor

 

 

Attendance record at governing board meetings 2022/2023

Governor

Meetings attended

Out of a possible

Ms Imogen Wallis

7

9

Mrs Jo Pitt

4

6

Mrs Nicola Mackay

6

6

Mrs Janine Wight

6

6

Mrs Emma Morris              

4

6

Mrs Samantha Sheeran

4

6

Rev. Chrissy Smart

Mr Alister Gourlay

Mrs Angela Harvey-Soanes

Ms Debra Pritchard

Mrs Vicki Langford

3

3

2

2

2

3

3

2

3

2

 

Register of Pecuniary or Business Interests

NameNature of Business

Date of

appointment

or acquisition

Cessation

of interest

Date of

Declaration

Date

of review

 
Imogen WallisNone declared  12/09/202311/09/2024 
Chrissy SmartNone declared  25/09/202311/09/2024 
Jo PittNone declared  12/09/202311/09/2024 
Emma MorrisNone declared  12/09/202311/09/2024 
Alister GourlayNone declared  12/09/202311/09/2024 
Angela Harvey-SoanesNone declared  12/09/202311/09/2024 
Janine WrightNone declared  12/09/202312/09/2024 
Nicola MackayNone declared  12/09/202312/09/2024 
Debra PricthardNone declared  12/09/202312/09/2024 
Sam SheeranNone declared  12/09/202311/09/2024 
Vicki LangfordNone declared  12/09/202311/09/2024 
       

 

Wetheringsett Scheme of Delegation

Staff Salaries

The Governors can confirm that no member of staff earns more than £100,000 per year.

Staff Union Officials

We have no staff who are union officials and need to take time off work to carry out their union work

 

MAT Details

Wetheringsett Cof E Primary School is part of the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Multi Academy Trust. Please click on the link for more information about the MAT

 Contact Details

St Nicholas Centre, 4 Cutler Street, Ipswich, IP1 1UQ.

Email: mat@cofesuffolk.org or Telephone: 01473 298542.

 

MAT Team

CEO:  Jane Sheet

Head of School Improvement: Heather Hann

Chief Financial Officer: Ryan Lamb

Senior Business and Finance Officer: Marie Lipman

Business and Finance Officer: Liz Mant

School Hub Finance Officers: Sam Crane and Joanne Hipkins

Finance Assistant: Charlotte Green

Buildings Officer: Daniel Jones

MAT Administrator: Danni Himsworth

 

The MAT Central Team can be contacted by email: mat@cofesuffolk.org  

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